Savory Corn Meal Waffles For Dinner
October 20, 2014 12 Comments
We all get into major cooking ruts where the question, “What’s for dinner?” begins to try us crazy.
My husband has been working a lot lately and most of the cooking is falling to me. I am not complaining, but I am uninspired. Even someone like me, who works with food every day, gets bored cooking the same stuff.
I have seen other takes on breakfast for dinner and I didn’t find them compelling. I can’t imagine eating pancakes with syrup for dinner – but I can imagine eating something salty – like a savory waffle for dinner.
This pairing of fried eggs and corn meal waffles reminds me of grits and scrambled eggs. The taste combo is distinctly Southern and delicious.
I made the waffle batter the night before I was going to serve them so all I had to do was walk in the door and heat up my waffle iron. My waffle iron is pretty nice because I love making waffles. I upgraded from a $15 version from Walgreens a couple of years ago and I haven’t looked back.
You can serve these so many different ways. Here are a few ideas:
- Put a salad on top with a vinaigrette salad dressing.
- Top with tomato sauce and sautéed spinach.
- Add roasted broccoli and cheese and run under the broiler.
Do you have a version of breakfast for dinner? Please share.
Savory Cornmeal Waffles Recipe
Makes 4 large waffles, ½ waffle per serving
1 ¼ cup stone ground yellow cornmeal
¾ cup all-purpose flour
½ cup white whole wheat flour or whole wheat flour
2 teaspoons baking soda
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon sugar
½ teaspoon ground black pepper
¼ teaspoon ground cayenne (optional)
2 cups buttermilk
2 tablespoons butter, melted
Heat up your waffle iron according to appliance directions.
Mix corn meal, all-purpose flour, whole wheat flour, baking soda, baking powder, sugar, black pepper, and cayenne in a large bowl. Add buttermilk, eggs, and melted butter and mix until well blended.
Make waffles immediately (mine take 4 minutes to cook in my waffle iron) or store batter for later.
For ½ of large waffle = 205 calories, 5.4 g fat, 2.6 g saturated fat, 32.7 g carbohydrates, 3.9 g sugar, 7.2 g protein, 2.5 g fiber, 422 mg sodium, 5 Points+
Points values are calculated by Snack Girl and are provided for information only.
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